‘We Need to Get Wonder Woman on the Big Screen or TV,’ Says Warner Bros. CEO

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Fans aren’t the only ones who want to see a Wonder Woman movie or television series. You can add new Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara to that list, based on comments he made at a recent entertainment law conference covered by The Hollywood Reporter.

He admitted that sticking to Batman and Superman movies lately has been a “missed opportunity.” He also said the studio has “huge plans for a number of other DC properties on TV,” before adding, “We need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV.”

Wonder Woman has been a major topic within the larger discussion about the lack of female superheroes on the big screen. Princess Diana was the subject of David E. Kelley’s rejected 2011 television revival on NBC, while a more recent effort at The CW (the Allan Heinberg-written Amazon), was placed on hold as the network shifted its attention to the proposed Arrow spinoff The Flash.

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  • dekko

    Soooo, if getting WW on the screen is “so important”, why did they in fact put “Amazon” on hold to work on developing the Flash?

  • Greek

    They did The Flash back in 90 with John Wesley Shipp….

  • Leonardo DaVinci Barnette

    Exactly !!

  • Crimsonrain

    I think they are going to call the series…The world of Batman…staring the Flash!

  • darksparkimus

    ok…

  • Diarra Harris

    ):

  • Leonardo Sesti Paz

    Nicole Scherzinger should play WW !!

  • demoncat_4

    if wb finaly sees that having wonder woman on the big or little screen is now important then why instead postponed her attempt with amazon for the flash. in fact if nothing else have her show up in a cameo in batman and superman then spin her off for her own film.f or its way past due. stop messing around and bring the last member of the trinity where she belongs on the screen.

  • Leandro Arteaga Vega

    She is 35 not for being rude but considering the superheroes franchises use to be 3 parts minimum with a 2 or 3 years between them, she will be a little older for the part.

  • David

    “Amazon” was placed on hold because the network has not been happy with the work that has been put into it thus far. Remember how BAD David E. Kelley’s “Wonder Woman” pilot was for NBC? They don’t want to make the same mistake so the best thing to do is postpone it until they can get it perfect.

  • alternate perspective

    Maybe they’re not being hypocritical with putting Amazon on ice. Maybe the script/plot was less than ideal. That’s why it didn’t make the cut. I’d rather wait for them to create something great for WW, than to have something rushed out just because “it’s long overdue.”

  • Jimmy Russell

    Anyone who says this is cynical pandering to a vocal minority is just a bigoted straight white male,

  • Angela

    Good point.

    They should have the people who worked on the 2009 animated film write and direct the pilot.

  • Angela

    Actors not singers please.

  • Angela

    Don’t women outnumber men anyway?

  • devil leonx

    Maybe I am in the minority but the NBC Wonder Woman pilot was not bad all things consider. You had a good actress, who was attractive, and look strong. She had wonder woman’s Attitude and played by her own rules trying to help those that needed it. She had a supporting cast and while somethings where re imagined quite a bit..iI give David E Kelly credit for trying to be a bit creative .Was it perfect No, course not!! But With work i think it could have been a great series…but well now its history.

  • Chuck777

    Because they decided to give her a movie. you don’t want two separate continuities on going.

  • David

    I have only seen Laura Vandervoort in the season 3 finale of “Smallville” has the fake Kara and in episodes of “Supernatural” as Sam’s college girlfriend, Jessica. While I liked her in those roles, I just don’t think that she had the screen presence to bright the Amazonian princess, Diana of Themyscira to life. If they had done a “Smallville”-style series and cast her as Diana BEFORE becoming Wonder Woman then I would have been more convinced. The triple-personality angle that was given to the character (Wonder Woman, Diana Prince, and Diana the corporate woman) was a poor move in my opinion. I also didn’t care for the hideous costume with the shiny bustierre (sp?).

  • Brad

    I think Gina Carano would be a great choice for WW.

  • DarthTigris

    OR if it’s a female DC superhero they want, they could choose one that’s easier to pull off instead. WW’s challenges are many.

  • Chris

    It’s Adrianne Palicki, not Laura Vandervoort.

  • David

    Haha! Whoops! Thanks, Chris. Ya know, I knew who I was talking about…I could see her in my head but just posted the wrong name.

  • R LongPig

    No sh*t -____-